Atikh Rashid

Articles By Atikh Rashid

After PMPML buses, now Maharashtra transport utility’s Shivshahi bus catches fire

There were no passengers when the incident took place. While Shivshahi buses are under the scanner for being involved in too many road accidents, this is the first time a bus has caught fire

RK Studio films that came to NFAI last year in ‘mixed conditions of decay’

In January 2018, the Kapoor family had handed over the original and dupe negatives of all R K Studio films, from Aag (1948) to Aa Ab Laut Chalein (1999), to the NFAI.

Centre slashes GST on some movie tickets by 10 per cent, multiplex owners in Pune heave sigh of relief

As per the new rules, for movie tickets that cost more than Rs 100, GST has been reduced from 28 per cent to 18 per cent, and for tickets cheaper than Rs 100, it has been lowered to 12 per cent from 18 per cent.

FTII proposes a committee to review its ‘new syllabus’ introduced in 2016

Students, for years, have been demanding that the diploma course be made into a four-year programme by adding a full year to the existing three-year structure.

Hoarding mishap: CR said probe will be over in 15 days, it’s still on after two months

On October 5, part of a hoarding installed on Railway land had collapsed on the road, crushing vehicles and motorists who were waiting for the red light to turn green. Four persons had died in the incident while 11 others had sustained injuries.

A year and some roadblocks later, cycle sharing scheme still on track

The Indian Express explains the many issues in the Public Bicycle Sharing scheme, such as the patchy network of cycle tracks, that the scheme faces.

Four years and many surveys later, disaster prevention work yet to begin in 20 ‘landslide-prone’ villages

Two years ago, the state administration decided to take several measures to prevent landslides and allotted Rs 3.5 crore for the same. But with the work failing to take of, local villagers have been demanding they should be shifted to a new location.

Goa: On IFFI sidelines, exhibition on Gandhi on celluloid

The exhibition, which presents to the audience the life and ideology of Gandhi in an interesting and interactive manner, consists of over a dozen sections.

IFFI: Delegates, organisers exchange heated words

Feuds between delegates and organisers is a usual affair at IFFI every year as there’s a huge mismatch between number of the delegates who register to watch a film and the number of cumulative seats available to accomodate them.

IFFI 2018: Chaos at venue after delegate has an ugly spat with organisers

A group of delegates alleged that Rajendra Talak, Vice Chairman of ESG, told one of the delegates, "You are from Kerala. Go back to your home."

In Pune: Spit, pay Rs 150, then clean up; civic drive nets 270 offenders

Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) spread across 16 major squares in the city as part of a drive to stop spitting in public places.

2,400 passport application slots being opened everyday: Pune Regional Passport Officer Anant Takwale

The police verification has indeed caught up, especially in the Pune district. Earlier in Pune police limits, it used to take 15 days. Now, the time taken for police report is just seven days. Formation of the Pimpri-Chinchwad police commissionerate has also helped.

Anupam Kher steps down as FTII chairman, cites US TV show

Anupam Kher on Wednesday resigned from the post of Chairman of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) citing international film and TV assignments.

For this year and next, IFFI looks for best makers of short films from across India

From the short film scripts submitted, 10 will be selected for ‘grooming’.  During the grooming process of the fimmakers, they will receive guidance from ‘mentors’ including a director, screenplay writer and a cinematographer.

Demand for Tatkal passports falls, 30-40 per cent quota slots vacant

Of the 200 tatkal applications slots that are released every day, on an average, as many as 60 to 80 remain unused.

I&B Ministry sets up panel to probe accident at FTII students’ film shoot

Following demands by FTII students to probe the incident and take action against those responsible, institute Director Bhupendra Kainthola had formed a five-member probe committee under the dean of television wing, R N Pathak.

At FTII: Since 2010, 13 sexual harassment cases filed by women, only one harasser punished

By the end of March this year, four more complaints were received from the internal affairs committee, and inquiries in each of the four cases were going on by the time information was provided to The Indian Express, on March 27, 2018.

FTII student says being punished for speaking up against sexual harassment

In a four-page complaint letter sent to the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, the 2016-batch student has said her harassment started after she testified against a faculty member who was accused of sexual harassment by three women students in September last year.

Pune: Central Railway’s inquiry report on hoarding mishap gets delayed, probe panel awaits arrested staffers’ release

On the afternoon of October 5, a 40-feet tall and 40-feet wide metal structure of the hoarding, installed on Railway land, had collapsed on the road, crushing vehicles and motorists who were waiting for the red light to turn green.

A major challenge for PMPML: Lakhs in loose change and bank’s refusal to accept it

Of PMPML's average daily revenue of Rs 1.5 crore, which is earned from the sale of tickets and passes, about one to two per cent comes in the form of loose change.